As early as the 1940s there were many films about race and prejudice. There are many arguments against if racism is still a problem and in my opinion it is. The true-life stories, some of which elaborate on the actual events more than others.To Kill a Mockingbird” doesn’t focus on racism as directly as some of the films on this list. By 1962 pressure was growing on the government to end segregation, introduce fair voting practices, and to instigate laws protecting the civil rights of African-American people. At the time it was common in the southern states to see African-American prisoners wrongly tried and convicted, unfairly judged in a court of law, and given none of the protection enjoyed by white Americans in similar situations.